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Five IPS officers under lens in Mahadev betting app case

By IndianMandarins- 20 May 2024


Raipur (20.05.2024): At least five Indian Police Service (IPS) officers are under the scanner of anti-corruption bureau (ACB) of Chhattisgarh over their alleged involvement in the Mahadev Betting App case. The Chhattisgarh police has already registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1998 based on the investigation report submitted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
ED in its prosecution complaints submitted to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PLMA) court in 2023 had hinted that money was given to senior officers of Chhattisgarh police by the operators of Mahadev App, but has not named them. Now, ACB is focusing on the money trail through which the money was given to around five IPS officers and some other policemen.
In October 2022, ED had initiated a money laundering probe based on the FIRs registered by the Chhattisgarh police in Durg, Raipur and Bilaspur. ED probe revealed that Mahadev Online Book provided online platforms for illegal betting in live games such as poker, card games, chance games, betting on cricket, badminton, tennis, football etc, and also provided facility for playing a number of card games such as TEEN PATTI, Poker, and Dragon Tiger. The apps also allowed placing bets on different elections in India.

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